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Everyone Counts: Could "Participatory Budgeting" Change Democracy?

Josh Lerner


The Laurence and Lynne Brown Democracy Medal recognizes outstanding individuals, groups, and organizations that produce exceptional innovations to further democracy in the United States or around the world. The inaugural medal winner, the Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP), is an innovative not-for-profit organization that promotes “participatory budgeting,” an inclusive process that empowers community members to make informed decisions about public spending. More than 46,000 people in communities across the United States have decided how to spend $45 million through programs that PBP helpe ... More

Keywords: innovations, democracy, Participatory Budgeting Project, public spending, budgeting campaigns, state funding, federal funding, United States

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780801456657
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801456657.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Josh Lerner, author
Participatory Budgeting Project